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StarGazing - December 21st vs Philadelphia Flyers

by Staff Writer / Dallas Stars

WEDNESDAY’S GAME:

Dallas Stars (31-17-10, 39 points – 1st, Pacific Division)
vs. Philadelphia Flyers (20-8-4, 44 points – 1st, Atlantic Division)
6:30 p.m. CT at American Airlines Center


ALL-TIME SERIES RESULTS vs. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS:
Overall: 38-69-33
Home: 28-24-17
Away: 10-45-16
This Season: 0-0-0
12/21/11 – vs. Philadelphia, 6:30 CT



BROADCAST INFO: VERSUS and Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket

FIVE THINGS TO WATCH:

1. The Dallas Stars will look to snap a five-game winless streak (0-4-1) against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night. The last time the Stars defeated the Flyers was on Dec. 1, 2007, when they beat the Flyers 4-1 in Philadelphia. Dallas' last home win against them was a 3-2 victory on March 13, 2007. Last season, the Stars went 0-1-1 against Philadelphia and picked up a point in a shootout loss (3-2) to the Flyers at American Airlines Center.

2.  Dallas enters Wednesday night’s game against the Flyers with a 6-4-1 record against Eastern Conference teams this season. Four of the last five games against teams from the East have been one-goal affairs.

3. The Stars have won four of their last five games going 4-1-0 in that span. In that five game stretch, Dallas has outscored the opposition 14-12, converted on four of 24 power plays (16.7%), and killed off 13 of 15 penalties (86.7%).

4. Sixteen of Dallas’ 31 third-period goals have been scored in the final 10 minutes of regulation. Ten of those goals have either tied the game, or given Dallas the game-winning goal. The Stars have an 11-2-1 record this season when they score within the final 10 minutes of regulation time.

5. Dallas has earned at least one third period goal in each of their last four games outscoring the opposition 6-3 in that span.

WHO TO WATCH:

BRENDEN MORROW
is currently on a four-game points streak (3-2-5) and has points in five of the six games since returning from injury (4-3-7). Morrow has points in his last two games against Philadelphia – adding one assist vs. PHI on 3/19/11 and netted the Stars lone goal at PHI on 2/5/11.

ADAM BURISH
is scheduled to return to the ice after missing the previous 15 games with a lower body injury. Prior to his injury, Burish registered three points in four games scoring one goal and two assists.

RICHARD BACHMAN
is scheduled to start in his sixth-consecutive game on Wednesday night. The rookie goaltender is tied with San Jose netminder Thomas Greiss (7 games started, 4-4-0) for the second-most wins by a rookie goaltender in 2011-12. Bachman trails Jhonas Enroth (Buffalo Sabres) for most wins by a first-year goaltender. Bachman became the first netminder in Stars history to win his first three career NHL starts.
















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